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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

There is always some arm-twisting getting me to see a CGI film. Mrs Sunrise talked me into seeing Incredibles 2 with TOZ and that was fun, so I saw Incredibles 1 a few weeks later -- I hadn't seen it when it came out. I liked it too!

I saw Toy Story 1 as a kid and it was decent, then Mrs. Sunrise and the Homunculi bargained with me to rewatch it and see the other two. Suffice it to say there is a video of me from behind, watching The Scene in #3, with my head resting sideways on my fist. I can see that it's a powerful scene, but it just didn't do anything for me and that's all I can say about the Toy Story franchise in general.

I saw Toy Story with some friends and they dropped a bunch of acid beforehand, afterwards they went to Shopko and bought a bunch of action figures and hid behind the couch the rest of the night waiting for them to come to life.


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I always forget which movies are Pixar and which ones are Dreamworks.


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Vanykrye wrote:
I always forget which movies are Pixar and which ones are Dreamworks.

The good ones are Pixar...

(ducks and covers)


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Ah, some things never change.

GothBard's bus just didn't show up... again, so she needed a ride to BART... again...
...and on my way back home I happened to drive by Harding Elementary School, which has the convenience/misfortune of being at the intersection of two very busy roads.

So yep, at least half a dozen parents couldn't drive the extra 50 feet to where there was ample parking (a 100' zone on the same block as the school), and instead piled up in a mass of double-parked cars 2 (and in one case an astonishing 3) deep, blocking a major thoroughfare to prevent their little angels from having to suffer walking an extra 50 feet in the bitter 50°F cold.

Yeah, yeah. I know. It's the parents' laziness; not the kids. They're running late or they don't want to have to get out of the car or whatnot, but the whole, "It's OK for me to block a major road rather than pulling ahead to the block-long loading zone," gets me every time.


In other news, I actually have to be at HQ this week, so I'll be running mostly silent. (Ignores sigh of relief from the crowd).

Now, I must have some decent clothes somewhere...

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Skipping Kingmaker tonight. My brain is just not there yet. I'm feeling quite a bit better with the jet lag, as Ive also made sure I drank enough water. But concentrating for longer stretches just doesnt work yet.
Also Ive got to go back to work tomorrow, so I want to be in bed real early.


Just a Mort wrote:

LM - don't forget your sports bra and a good pair of socks and shoes. Running in inappropriate bra caused me blisters at you-know-where, and the same applied for socks. I had to get running socks that would wick away moisture else I'd keep getting blisters once I went past 2 miles or so.

Also my favourite breathing pattern is two inhales, one exhale, to the song "We will Rock You" by Queens.

And don't eat/drink too much before running. You'll get stitches. If you still get stitches while you're running despite not eating/drinking too much, you'll need to slow your pace a bit, hold the side that has stitches with one hand until you recover some, then pick up the pace.

Usually if I'm doing any kind of pushing on speed, after 4 km or so I will possibly get stitches. If I don't get stitches, I'm not pushing myself hard enough. Again some people just don't get stitches(lucky dogs!).

But I think the Texas dryness would kill me. I know I couldn't run outdoors in Arizona as it was so dry I would get my nose clogged and couldn't breathe properly.

I never eat or drink before I work out, I do have a good sports bra, and my favorite Queen track to start my run is the Flash Gordon theme.


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Just finished watching Season Six of Game of Thrones. One more DVD set, and I'm all caught up. At least, until the Season Eight DVDs are released.


I'm proud of you guys and your exercise!


About to get relieved. Have a good day, everyone.


Good day John.


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I have a day off (but only one, snow is coming tomorrow night) so I walked a mile and a half and back to do some errands.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just had a guy try to check in, but his card was declined. I told him it was declined and he said "I know. That card doesn't have any cash on it. Can you just give me the room and I'll pay cash in the morning." No, I need a valid card to hold the room, then you can pay cash in the morning. After begging a bit, he says "Well, does it have to be my card? I can give you someone else's." (What? Why do you have someone else's credit card?) And yes, it has to be your card. So he fiddles on his phone for a bit doing I don't know what, and then leaves.
you cant pay cash in your system? Something sounds off.
A lot of hotel chains are card only now. At least the nicer ones.
I wish we were. And even if you do pay cash at check-in, we are supposed to get a card and make sure it authorizes. Not every clerk does that, though.

that is nuts.


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lisamarlene wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

LM - don't forget your sports bra and a good pair of socks and shoes. Running in inappropriate bra caused me blisters at you-know-where, and the same applied for socks. I had to get running socks that would wick away moisture else I'd keep getting blisters once I went past 2 miles or so.

Also my favourite breathing pattern is two inhales, one exhale, to the song "We will Rock You" by Queens.

And don't eat/drink too much before running. You'll get stitches. If you still get stitches while you're running despite not eating/drinking too much, you'll need to slow your pace a bit, hold the side that has stitches with one hand until you recover some, then pick up the pace.

Usually if I'm doing any kind of pushing on speed, after 4 km or so I will possibly get stitches. If I don't get stitches, I'm not pushing myself hard enough. Again some people just don't get stitches(lucky dogs!).

But I think the Texas dryness would kill me. I know I couldn't run outdoors in Arizona as it was so dry I would get my nose clogged and couldn't breathe properly.

I never eat or drink before I work out, I do have a good sports bra, and my favorite Queen track to start my run is the Flash Gordon theme.

I met flash gordon.

He was an a@%%@%*.


Zuckerin' Brown Whedburg wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

How do you know when you've been working too much lately.

When you start to have dreams about shoveling snow.

He was born one mornin' when the weather was hard,

He picked up his shovel and he walked to the yard,
He shovelled 16 tons, of Number 9 Snow,
While sporting shorts and a blonde Afro...

opens fire


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Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just had a guy try to check in, but his card was declined. I told him it was declined and he said "I know. That card doesn't have any cash on it. Can you just give me the room and I'll pay cash in the morning." No, I need a valid card to hold the room, then you can pay cash in the morning. After begging a bit, he says "Well, does it have to be my card? I can give you someone else's." (What? Why do you have someone else's credit card?) And yes, it has to be your card. So he fiddles on his phone for a bit doing I don't know what, and then leaves.
you cant pay cash in your system? Something sounds off.
A lot of hotel chains are card only now. At least the nicer ones.
I wish we were. And even if you do pay cash at check-in, we are supposed to get a card and make sure it authorizes. Not every clerk does that, though.
that is nuts.

The card requirement at hotels, while aggravating, is so they can bill you after the fact for missing pillows, damage, and those select few who sew the drapes to the bed sheets.

It still poses a problem for people who want to use hard currency and not have a credit card bill in their lives.

Now...what's worse...try to rent a car without a credit card. I don't have a credit card. I do have a debit card, but for some car rental agencies, that's not good enough even though the funds are available. To me, *that's* insane.


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The last few years of working at the toy store I was grateful I wasn't shoveling snow because there wasn't much snow.

Now, this year, I'm shoveling snow and it won't stop, I find myself thinking "Gee, it sure would be nice working at the toy store!".

But then I remember that I'm making 155% more per hour (with a s*~+ load of more responsibility) then I was at the toy store, and I'm all good again.


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Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just had a guy try to check in, but his card was declined. I told him it was declined and he said "I know. That card doesn't have any cash on it. Can you just give me the room and I'll pay cash in the morning." No, I need a valid card to hold the room, then you can pay cash in the morning. After begging a bit, he says "Well, does it have to be my card? I can give you someone else's." (What? Why do you have someone else's credit card?) And yes, it has to be your card. So he fiddles on his phone for a bit doing I don't know what, and then leaves.
you cant pay cash in your system? Something sounds off.
A lot of hotel chains are card only now. At least the nicer ones.
I wish we were. And even if you do pay cash at check-in, we are supposed to get a card and make sure it authorizes. Not every clerk does that, though.
that is nuts.

OK. Now *I'M* astonished.

Even at a fricking video rental store in 1990, we required a credit card proof of deposit, in case, y'know, you didn't bring back the movie. As someone above said, people who want to pay cash-only for hotel rooms tend to be people who trash hotel rooms and flee.

In my years of traveling as a teacher, technical trainer, and tourist, I've never encountered a hotel that allowed cash-only. And I've stayed at a LOT of Motel 6's! And it's always the same: "We need a security deposit in case of damage."
"How about I give you $500 cash?"
"Oh, no sir. We don't do that."

The debit/credit card thing for car rentals dinged me once, but the rental people were kind enough to explain: They have no protection on a debit card. You can open a bank account, borrow $10,000 and put it in the account, show them the account, take the car, empty the account, and be off with a scott-free stolen car.
Credit cards have much more stringent background checks, AND they can destroy your credit rating, so credit cards are safer... for them.


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So, I'm quickly learning to simply NOT use my antique iPhone for pictures, but here's a blurry picture of Impus Major in his new "look".

Yeah, it's the camera. I'll have to get a better shot some other time.

EDIT: For the fashion-conscious, the hat is the stupid-expensive one from the Dickens Faire (thoroughly cleaned), the leather jacket he found lying on the ground on Albany Hill, and the boots were an order GothBard made that didn't fit her at all, and he loves them...


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just had a guy try to check in, but his card was declined. I told him it was declined and he said "I know. That card doesn't have any cash on it. Can you just give me the room and I'll pay cash in the morning." No, I need a valid card to hold the room, then you can pay cash in the morning. After begging a bit, he says "Well, does it have to be my card? I can give you someone else's." (What? Why do you have someone else's credit card?) And yes, it has to be your card. So he fiddles on his phone for a bit doing I don't know what, and then leaves.
you cant pay cash in your system? Something sounds off.
A lot of hotel chains are card only now. At least the nicer ones.
I wish we were. And even if you do pay cash at check-in, we are supposed to get a card and make sure it authorizes. Not every clerk does that, though.
that is nuts.

OK. Now *I'M* astonished.

Even at a fricking video rental store in 1990, we required a credit card proof of deposit, in case, y'know, you didn't bring back the movie. As someone above said, people who want to pay cash-only for hotel rooms tend to be people who trash hotel rooms and flee.

In my years of traveling as a teacher, technical trainer, and tourist, I've never encountered a hotel that allowed cash-only. And I've stayed at a LOT of Motel 6's! And it's always the same: "We need a security deposit in case of damage."
"How about I give you $500 cash?"
"Oh, no sir. We don't do that."

The debit/credit card thing for car rentals dinged me once, but the rental people were kind enough to explain: They have no protection on a debit card. You can open a bank account, borrow $10,000 and put it in the account, show them the account, take the car, empty the account, and be off with a scott-free stolen car.
Credit cards have much more stringent background checks, AND they can destroy your...

as someone who used to work in a bank and stays at a lot of hotels for work, and sometimes travels with a lot of hard earned honest money, the depreciation and suspicion of physical cash is getting to be concerning. Especially when it wasnt long ago it was the other way around.


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, I'm quickly learning to simply NOT use my antique iPhone for pictures, but here's a blurry picture of Impus Major in his new "look".

Yeah, it's the camera. I'll have to get a better shot some other time.

EDIT: For the fashion-conscious, the hat is the stupid-expensive one from the Dickens Faire (thoroughly cleaned), the leather jacket he found lying on the ground on Albany Hill, and the boots were an order GothBard made that didn't fit her at all, and he loves them...

he looks like it's not a good day to be a bad guy.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I'm quickly learning to simply NOT use my antique iPhone for pictures, but here's a blurry picture of Impus Major in his new "look".

Yeah, it's the camera. I'll have to get a better shot some other time.

EDIT: For the fashion-conscious, the hat is the stupid-expensive one from the Dickens Faire (thoroughly cleaned), the leather jacket he found lying on the ground on Albany Hill, and the boots were an order GothBard made that didn't fit her at all, and he loves them...

he looks like it's not a good day to be a bad guy.

LOL. I think the opposite, and I'm just glad "A Clockwork Orange" is so far back in history that none of his peers have even heard of it...


NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I'm quickly learning to simply NOT use my antique iPhone for pictures, but here's a blurry picture of Impus Major in his new "look".

Yeah, it's the camera. I'll have to get a better shot some other time.

EDIT: For the fashion-conscious, the hat is the stupid-expensive one from the Dickens Faire (thoroughly cleaned), the leather jacket he found lying on the ground on Albany Hill, and the boots were an order GothBard made that didn't fit her at all, and he loves them...

he looks like it's not a good day to be a bad guy.

LOL. I think the opposite, and I'm just glad "A Clockwork Orange" is so far back in history that none of his peers have even heard of it...

I had to remote to my home PC to look at the link. Yeah. Definite vibes from ACO.


Third Monday and third Star Wars session in a row (next week will be D&D probably, unless the ladies will be still busy).

The party stole the Sith Light Assault Raider, fled the planet, kept the Sith warrior unconscious for a few days (the party Chiss CyberTech was skilled in medicine enough to pull that) and fled to the closest place of which they had vague information that there might contain Jedi (funny enough, it was the Chiss with his Intellect of 4 that recalled information of a Jedi outpost that was supposed to be a target of an attack almost a year before). There, they found a burned out Sith cruiser, an agricultural planet (they bought 10,000 liters of local brandy and some paramellon concentrate from friendly locals for sale back in the cluster where they start their operations), and a remote monastery, that was bombed a bit but survived.

The monastery was place where ugnaught teacher was taking care of a group of young force-sensitives. Not the best place to leave a vengeful Sith warrior. Still, they done that and left the Raider as well, though Yarrel (Torguta Shien Expert) had second thoughts, deciding that the warrior would be a threat to the local younglings and went back to kill him painlessly and quickly. Too late, the old teacher by then already took the Sith down into the caverns below the monastery, claiming he won't easily escape.

On the way back, they decided to explore the burned out cruiser...

So another session still won't see them investigating events from the first session. Yep, these are my players. Oh, wait, we tend to do this when I am playing too.

I have a new plot related to the cruiser that will tie to some previous but as yet unexplored plot.


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I had a brilliant idea for a story, maybe even a whole novel just before falling asleep...

So instead of rushing out of the bed and writing it down and getting all awoken and needing another hour to fall asleep again...

I dozed away and forgot it all...

:(

You can't win.


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Well, our dysfunctional party managed to kill an ancient black dragon on Sunday, which, at 13th level, was no small feat.

But it was an amazing amalgam of everyone buying the right equipment, everyone buffing themselves correctly, positioning themselves correctly, and getting a little bit of luck. (The paladin finally used Aura of Justice and the Inquisitor used it and got a first-hit crit on an evil dragon, which took off a major chunk of its hit points to start the fight.)

It cost us around 5000 gp in scrolls, and my rogue spent pretty much the whole fight at the bottom of a pit, but we won, and the hoard was a wee bit more than 5000.

Yay!


Someone spiked the preschoolers' water with coffee today, it seems. I'm wore out AF...and my weed guy didn't re-up so I'm trying a new one. Cheaper. We'll see in a couple hours if it's worth it.


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Maybe if I stop telling myself winter has to end, it will.

It sure as hell isn't ending this week.


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Never mind, my weed guy came through. Reliable son of a gun!

This s#~@ is purple and nuggetty and Tala and I are gonna get riggidy riggidy wrecked!

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NobodysHome wrote:

So, I'm quickly learning to simply NOT use my antique iPhone for pictures, but here's a blurry picture of Impus Major in his new "look".

Yeah, it's the camera. I'll have to get a better shot some other time.

EDIT: For the fashion-conscious, the hat is the stupid-expensive one from the Dickens Faire (thoroughly cleaned), the leather jacket he found lying on the ground on Albany Hill, and the boots were an order GothBard made that didn't fit her at all, and he loves them...

Glad the hat was able to make a recovery.

I forget exactly what the other object he had that someone vandalized was, but what's the status on that thing?


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Orthos wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I'm quickly learning to simply NOT use my antique iPhone for pictures, but here's a blurry picture of Impus Major in his new "look".

Yeah, it's the camera. I'll have to get a better shot some other time.

EDIT: For the fashion-conscious, the hat is the stupid-expensive one from the Dickens Faire (thoroughly cleaned), the leather jacket he found lying on the ground on Albany Hill, and the boots were an order GothBard made that didn't fit her at all, and he loves them...

Glad the hat was able to make a recovery.

I forget exactly what the other object he had that someone vandalized was, but what's the status on that thing?

Just an umbrella. And don't get me started.

A month ago when the rains started I bought them three umbrellas to replace the half-dozen or so they lost last year, with explicit instructions that if they couldn't show me a functional umbrella at the end of the day, I'd buy more but take the money out of their allowances.

I am about to buy the fifth, sixth, and seventh umbrellas of the month.

Who knew kids liked spending so much money on umbrellas?

EDIT: And yes, the point really *IS* the responsibility (or lack thereof), rather than the stupid umbrellas. If I have to confiscate their allowances and make them walk in the rain to teach them to pay attention to their valuables, it's well worth it.


So, I'm pretty sure CH was in insurance, so here's a question that's been bugging me for years:

(1) I have life insurance, so if I die my family gets some cash.
(2) I have accidental death and disability insurance, which, considering the word "death" in the title, implies that if I suffer an accidental death my family gets some cash.

So, just like Pathfinder rules: Do they stack? If I go out on a walk and get run over by a truck, does my family get a double payout?

The only web sites I've found are when you have a single policy that provides both. Since this is through a global megacorporation with lots of ties, it's not only two separate policies, I'm pretty sure it's two separate companies providing the two policies.

So why wouldn't my family get paid twice?

EDIT: Ah, never mind! This site says that they do.

Just going through the joys of being over 50 and making sure everything's set up for the family in case something happens.

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Double pay out. For life insurance, since no one has managed to put a value to human life(it's priceless) you get to claim as many times as you want. You can even stack multiple life insurance policies on yourself. Ie, one for 100k, a second one for 200k, 3rd one for 300k etc.

Obviously for insurance types that reimburse for hospitalization stays you can only get reimbursed once for the same bill, so highest insurance counts.

Yeah that's the lawyer speaking. I don't do insurance per se but did study a few things when looking at my insurance policies.

What can I say? After I made my proposal to change it to my mom, she said don't do it, because you should keep old policies since they aren't being sold anymore saying the insurance company changed them because they weren't making money.

Sometimes I get pissed with my family. What is the use of taking ownership and responsibility of your own stuff when they deny you permission to do things with it. Must as well don't look, right? Since you can't do anything with it.

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Sorry I am quite busy today at work. Got stuff to do and I better get my sorry arse(metaphorically) on it.

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Drejk wrote:

I had a brilliant idea for a story, maybe even a whole novel just before falling asleep...

So instead of rushing out of the bed and writing it down and getting all awoken and needing another hour to fall asleep again...

I dozed away and forgot it all...

:(

You can't win.

You might dream about it again =o


Yeah I think physical cash is gradually on their way out. Much like checks. We are moving to a digital medium for cash but it will still take some time before that transition has finished.

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NobodysHome wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
I always forget which movies are Pixar and which ones are Dreamworks.

The good ones are Pixar...

(ducks and covers)

Shrek from dreamworks (but not the sequels) was nice as the How to Train your dragon series.

Kung Fu Panda is awesome!


The first kung fu panda anyways.

How to train your dragons managed to stay good through out all 3 movies. Even if the third one didn't have the same gravitas as the second.

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I liked all the Kung Fu Panda movies. Don't you find my avatar familiar?


Oh snap It does look like that one guy.

The last two I just didn't enjoy as much as the first one. They are all kids movies but I felt like the last two was even more of a kid movie then the first.

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Kung Fu Panda despite it being an animated film supposedly targeted at kids, actually has quite a number of deep zen-like lessons. The second one is that revenge never turns out well and only when you detach yourself from your past can you be truly free.

The third one is that no one lives on an island - we're all connected to each other. You don't have to face everything alone.


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Better get to sleep. Work starts at 2pm. I missed you, part time.


Just a Mort wrote:

Kung Fu Panda despite it being an animated film supposedly targeted at kids, actually has quite a number of deep zen-like lessons. The second one is that revenge never turns out well and only when you detach yourself from your past can you be truly free.

The third one is that no one lives on an island - we're all connected to each other. You don't have to face everything alone.

Disclaimer: In reality, many people live on islands.


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If you burn yourself while using a traditional Chinese cooking pan, should you just try and wok it off?


XD

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gran rey de los disclaimer wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

Kung Fu Panda despite it being an animated film supposedly targeted at kids, actually has quite a number of deep zen-like lessons. The second one is that revenge never turns out well and only when you detach yourself from your past can you be truly free.

The third one is that no one lives on an island - we're all connected to each other. You don't have to face everything alone.

Disclaimer: In reality, many people live on islands.

Yes yes, I know I live on an island, but these days with the World Wide Web, we're a global village!


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*Nat 20! successfully resists urge to go into Jung's collective unconscious theory*


Just a Mort wrote:

Kung Fu Panda despite it being an animated film supposedly targeted at kids, actually has quite a number of deep zen-like lessons. The second one is that revenge never turns out well and only when you detach yourself from your past can you be truly free.

The third one is that no one lives on an island - we're all connected to each other. You don't have to face everything alone.

You know now that I think about it. I should probably have payed more attention to the third one then. I tend to live my life on a metaphorical island.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
If you burn yourself while using a traditional Chinese cooking pan, should you just try and wok it off?

Wok, Wok, Wok!


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A man took his Rottweiler to the vet and said "I think my dog is going blind. Can you do anything?" The vet said "Let me take a look." He picked up the Rottweiler, and spent a minute or two looking in its eyes. Then he said "I going to have to put your dog down now." The man said "What!?! Why?!!?" The vet said "Because it's really heavy."

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